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In a collection of articles written by a number of activists, academics and authors, Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St Clair aim at bridging the difference between the Democratic and Republican parties in the United States. The title is from singer Waylon Jennings who once claimed that there...

In the sharp language of Jeffrey St Clair and Alexander Cockburn, a set of essays divided into 6 parts expose the incredibility of the corporate media sector in the United States. Their extensive coverage of a range of topics may distract from the focus of the book at times, but still exemplifies...

Kathy Kelly, a renowned American peace activist twice nominated for a Nobel Peace prize, exposes the human suffering behind the inhumane wars waged by US governments. Kelly, who co-founded Voices in the Wilderness, had travelled extensively in Iraq during the years of economic sanctions and the US...

In a survey of the US approach to Arab nationalism in Syria, Bonnie F. Saunders reveals the inattentiveness of US foreign policy to the real pillars of nationalist fervor. The implementation of the Eisenhower doctrine which looked to extend economic and/or military aid to countries in order to gain...

Through her writing style that reads mostly like a personal journal, Aida Talhouk exposes the details of her family life, motherhood, career, and political affiliation. She traces the progress of her life from a young student through to her retirement, stopping at the most memorable lessons of her...

Since its establishment, the General Security has been playing a pivotal and decisive role in the Lebanese life at the level of security, politics and administration. This body has a wide array of responsibilities that cover the diverse aspects of the Lebanese life. In his book Secret of the State-...

Medicaments … Mafia or Systemic Crisis? was first published in 2010 by Dar al-Farabi. The author of the book is Ismail Soukarieh, a Member of Parliament who represented the Beqa’a region in two parliamentary rounds, the first between 1996 and 2000 and the second between 2005 and 2009.

Fiddles and Riddles News releases and press conferences are no longer sufficient battlefields for the Lebanese to wage verbal wars against each other, and the fight has now assumed a wider scope with the opposing parties thrusting their hostilities onto new battlefronts: books. The fact of the...

In what is likely to be one of the most comprehensive biographies of Emir Abd el-Kader, John W. Kiser offers as much detail of the leader’s upbringing and family life as well as his political career. Throughout the book, we see el-Kader’s unshakable faith guide him through what is morally...

Through a survey of Lebanon’s history starting with the Ottoman Empire to the civil war, Gabrielle Elia exposes the details of a tight-knit community, long forgotten in the pages of Beirut’s history. “The Tightrope Walkers”, a term she uses to denote the Lebanese Jewish community as masters...